Vaccinate Your Baby

Resources for Parents

As you make healthcare choices for your baby, reliable information is your best ally. Here you can find recent news and recommended reading from experts in the field.

Vaccine Schedule Tool

In order to help you keep track of all the vaccines your child needs, Vaccinate Your Baby has created an application that can be downloaded to either your computer or smart phone that will automatically generate a customized schedule for children up to the age of 6 and send you reminders when it's time to schedule your child's next doctor's appointment.

Launch schedule tool


Help your children understand why they need vaccines at the doctor by downloading a bookmark filled with fun zoo animals.

Download bookmark


Recommended reading for parents learning about vaccines and disease prevention.

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
By Paul A. Offit, MD

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
By Seth Mnookin

Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
By Paul A. Offit, MD

Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year
By Ari Brown, MD and Denise Fields

The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis
By Paul A. Offit, MD

Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion
By Mic Fitzpatrick

Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns
By Martin G. Myers, MD and Diego Pineda

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism
By Richard Roy Grinker

Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases
By Paul A. Offit, MD

Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
By Arthur Allen

By Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, Walter A. Orenstein, MD and Paul A. Offit, MD

Vaccines: What You Should Know
By Paul A. Offit, MD and Louis M. Bell, MD

What to Expect Guide to Immunizations
By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

Other Resources

Easing Baby Pain After Vaccine Shots
The Chart (CNN)

Vaccine Safety Resource for Parents

Send a Vaccine eCard

Vaccine studies: Examine the evidence
American Academy of Pediatrics

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know

Thimerosal: What you should know

Aluminum in Vaccines: What you should know

The Childhood Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?
American Academy of Pediatrics information about vaccine schedules

Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots
By Ari Brown, MD. PDF excerpt from the book 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year

The Facts About Childhood Vaccines
CHOP fact sheet on general vaccine safety

Questions and Answers about Vaccine Ingredients
Information about vaccine ingredients from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Vaccines and Autism: What you should know
CHOP fact sheet on vaccines and autism

What You Need To Know About Pertussis